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Bug #40025 closed:withdrawn

Correction Half Right

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This bug appeared in a news report published by Newsweek on Apr 21, 2015. View the original news report.
Bug Type:  Simple Factual Error



"The author of this piece, Randy Simmons, is the Charles G. Koch professor of political economy at Utah State University. He's also a senior fellow at the Koch- and ExxonMobil-funded Property and Environment Research Center. These ties to the oil industry weren't originally disclosed in this piece. "

While Simmons may be a senior fellow at the Property and Environment Research Center, according to a blog post by Erik Wemple on the Washington Post website, citing an interview with Simmons himself, he is no longer a  Koch Professor.

Although the Newsweek correction links to a Linkedin page indicating that Simmons is currently a Koch Professor, it would appear that the Washington Post has confirmed otherwise.

Still, even though the Newsweek correction may only be half right it's far from being entirely wrong.


JT Cassidy has contacted Newsweek

Bug History

Apr 22, 2015 8:49 am Open JT Cassidy
Apr 22, 2015 8:53 am Closed: Withdrawn JT Cassidy
Apr 22, 2015 8:58 am Open JT Cassidy
Apr 22, 2015 9:00 am Open: Under Discussion JT Cassidy
Apr 22, 2015 9:00 am Closed: Withdrawn JT Cassidy

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The first sentence of this bug report got cut off for some reason so I've withdrawn and resubmitted it.

Apr 22, 2015 9:00 am